Author: Claire Bacarella

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Entertainment

Netflix’s “Squid Game” is the show of 2021

This review contains spoilers for “Squid Game.” Everyone has been talking about the 2021 Netflix show “Squid Game.” I knew I had to see what the hype was all about. In this thriller series, hundreds of individuals who are in debt accept an invitation to compete in games with deadly […]

News

Quiri Wygonik and Joe Verkennes seek student opinions

Students have the opportunity to make their voices heard.  Beginning Oct. 19, virtual student focus groups will be hosted by Joe Verkennes, director of marketing and communications, and Quri Wygonik, director of institutional research. Every student participant will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. The study groups are part of […]

News

Agora Chorale to perform first full concert since pandemic

The Agora Chorale is bringing the joy of music back to campus. The first of four concerts this year will be Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30pm in the Meyer Theatre . Director Catherine Brodie expressed excitement for the concert, although acknowledged it will be an emotional one. The choir lost […]

Rafko poses at his soon to be old desk.
Features

Rafko resigns as director of admissions

A change of scenery is just around the corner for Ryan Rafko as he resigns as director of admissions and transitions into a teaching position at Waterloo Elementary School.  “Just with circumstances and that pull between that work-life balance, it just works out better for my family for me to […]

Features

Miss Monroe County comes full circle

18-year-old Monroe County Community College freshman Kendall Comer is busy keeping up on her studies and fulfilling her duties as Miss Monroe County.  Kendall started competing in pageants when she was 9 and ran for Junior Miss Monroe County.  “I was constantly seeing all of the teens and the misses […]

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News

Middle College returns to in-person classes

As virtual learning comes to a close, the Middle College is welcoming students back to campus for a normal school year. The first day back was Sept. 7. All students were on campus for in-person classes. Previously, MCMC was offering blended and online options.  “Very motivating and definitely a sense […]

Staff

Claire Bacarella, Assistant Editor

Throughout my learning career, I have always excelled at reading and writing. But it is truly the support from my various English teachers that sparked my passion for storytelling. I am pursuing a degree in Journalism because I am a firm believer in being educated about the world around you. […]